It became immediately obvious when Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from her fake marriage for money that she would be spending longer getting divorced from the husband who later admitted it was a sham than they ever spent in their relationship.
They were only together a few months before rushing into marriage on the example of Khloe Kardashian and they were getting divorced 72 days later (she filed for divorced one-year-to-the-day after they first met). That was in October 2011 and, according to recent reports, they will not be divorced until 2013.
Kanye West has only just been deposed in the case, as speculated upon months ago, so the case is progressing at a snail’s pace and Humphries is refusing to divorce on religious grounds and on the grounds that the marriage was fake.
Kardashian’s lawyer is a little more dramatic in their interpretation though, claiming Kris Humphries has no case so he’s dragging his heels in court out of spite.
More than a year after divorce papers were filed, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are still unhappily married in the eyes of the law. Now, Kardashian’s lawyer says the reality star wants a trial ASAP to bring the ordeal to an end.
“Ms. Kardashian is now handcuffed to Kris Humphries,” her A-list attorney Laura Wasser told an L.A. Superior Court judge Wednesday. “These delays are forcing her to be married. She wants to dissolve her marriage so she can move on with her life. I don’t think [Kris] has a case, it’s a fishing expedition.”
Added Wasser to People Magazine outside the courtroom: “We want a trial because that’s the only way this will end. There was no fraud.”
Humphries’s attorneys have been gathering evidence to prove their claim the 72-day union was based on fraud, going so far as to depose Kardashian’s mother, her wedding planner and even her current boyfriend Kanye West. Humphries, who is seeking an annulment (typically used to clear one’s marital record, often for religious reasons), has claimed in documents that Kardashian “had no intent of being married” and that it was all “for the benefit of her TV show.”
“All she has to do is agree to an annulment [based on fraud],” his attorney Marshall Waller said in court.
Waller expressed frustration that “third parties” involved in the case have been slow to surrender evidence, including those involved in the production of Kardashian’s show.
“These are people who are hard to locate,” Waller said, who added that private investigators are seeking out desired witnesses.
Asked outside the courtroom if a trial was inevitable, Humphries’s attorney told People, “Every case is capable of settling before trial.”
The judge set a Feb. 15 hearing date to determine when a trial might begin. - via People Magazine.
And a source tells In Touch Weekly Magazine that Kardashian will try to force Humphries’ hand: “She has instructed her lawyer, Laura Wasser, to give Kris and his lawyers an ultimatum: Settle now or she will sue. So Laura went to Kris’ lawyer and said, ‘You’ll never win this case, and if you continue to drag this out we’ll sue you, and you’ll have to pay Kim’s legal fees.’ This could cost Kris millions. Kim will launch a counterattack for defamation of character. You can’t put a price tag on what Kris has cost her.”